Architects Aino and Alvar Aalto were pioneers of modern Finnish architecture and design. Their designs can be found in Finnish homes and buildings in Finnish cities.
Explore the new European Cultural route: Alvar Aalto Route – 20th Century Architecture and Design, and discover shapes, forms, colours and Finnish lifestyle.
We will be happy to plan a travel route for you to suit your schedule and your budget. We will book visits, guides, accommodation, food and transport. Itineraries from one day upwards.
Choose one, several or all of these Aalto locations and come explore!! See our succestions below.
Helsinki was the last hometown of the Aaltos, so the Aalto home and studio should be visited, as well as many public buildings in Finnish capital, and Otaniemi Campus in the neighbouring town.
Raasepori boasts the lovely Villa Schildt, that was recently opened to the public.
Paimio Sanatorium propelled the Aaltos to international fame. A must-visit.
Turku is not only Finland’s oldest town, but also home to it’s first modern buildings. These were designed by both Aaltos and Erik Bryggman.
Kauttua has a lot of workers’ housing and the wonderful Terraced House. The Riverside Sauna is available for modern bathers as well.
Noormarkku is famous for one of the finest villas, Villa Mairea, full of art. Also one of the must-visits. In Vainiola you can fall asleep to Aalto-inspired dreams.
Seinäjoki and its Aalto Center are delightful, not to mention the Lakeuden Risti church.
Jyväskylä is full of Aalto buildings. There is plenty to choose from, but at least visit the University campus and the Alvar Aalto museum (opens renovated summer 2023)
Säynätsalo town hall lets you familiarize yourself with interesting public planning. Also, spend the night under Aalto’s roof. The Muuratsalo Experimental house can be visited during the summer.
** Aalto buildings can also be found in Kouvola, Imatra, Kotka, Rovaniemi etc. How much time do you have? And what else do you want to experience?
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